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The Ecology of Industry: Sectors and Linkages

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The Ecology of Industry

Sectors and Linkages (1998)
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This volume provides insights into the environmental practices of five industry sectors: materials processing, manufacturing, electric utilities, and pulp and paper. The ecology of industry is presented in terms of systems of production and consumption, taking into account the flows of material, energy, capital, and information. The book examines ways to improve the environmental performance of these industries (and others, such as the service sector) and shows how decisions made by industry managers can leverage systemic environmental improvements elsewhere in the economy.


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National Academy of Engineering. 1998. The Ecology of Industry: Sectors and Linkages. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

160 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-06355-5

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-x
Overview and Perspectives 1-12
The Extractive Industries 13-26
Primary Materials Processing 27-44
Manufacturing 45-71
The Electric Utility Industry 72-100
The Pulp and Paper Industry 101-141
Biographical Data 142-149

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